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Plucked box zither of the Tuva people of Siberia. It is trapezoidal, about 130 cm long, and has up to 16 metal strings, tuned pentatonically. Modern examples have geared tuners. Two long bridges standing across the soundboard diagonally to one another. Pitch can be inflected by pressing on the strings behind the left bridge as the right hand plucks the strings. Formerly the ...

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